MBKS, the ‘professional beggar’ constantly seeking funds to make Kuching city better

Wee (third left) and Yap (fourth left) at the handing over of Lorong Sherip Masahor 3 projects from the contractor to MBKS today (Oct 7, 2022).

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Oct 7: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng describes the council as a “professional beggar” who is constantly looking for funding for various community projects affecting the daily lives of Kuching residents.

He said whenever funds are available to be applied, MBKS will do so that the council may bring about changes and development to the residents.


“If there is funding to be applied to be used on the residents, we don’t mind ‘begging’ for it.

“And note that, whoever can bring development to the people, should be respected as people’s champions.

“This is the reality. There is no point talking when one cannot bring real benefits to the people,” said Wee when inspecting the drainage and road-surfacing projects at Lorong Sherip Masahor 3 today with Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap.

During the event, the contractor handed over the completed projects to MBKS.

Wee said that it had been the standard practice for MBKS that whenever a project is completed, he will inspect it to ensure it is completed according to the specs laid down in the agreement. Only then will payment be made, and MBKS will refuse payment if the project outcome is unsatisfactory.

For the drainage and road-surfacing projects at Lorong Sherip Masahor 3, he said the drainage project costs RM850,000 while the road-resurfacing project costs RM190,000.

The projects were a joint effort between MBKS and Yap who funded the project through the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) fund.

In response to a netizen who took the opportunity to voice out the issue of constant flash floods and soil erosion at the Stutong Resettlement Scheme, Wee promised to make a trip there to see how the issue can be solved. — DayakDaily